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Reference Materials

Federal Benefits FastFacts

The Federal Benefits FastFacts provides basic information about the Federal Benefits Programs administered by the Insurance Services Programs at OPM. We will issue FastFacts throughout the year so be sure to check back with us. Please note: before making any final decisions, please visit our home page for more specific information.

Frequently Asked Questions

See the answers to many questions about the FEDVIP Program.

Federal Employees Health Benefits Handbook

Generally the FEDVIP Program follows the eligibility rules of the FEHB Program. Your agency or retirement system applies these rules and determines your eligibility.

Benefits Administration Letters

Keep up to date with the Federal benefits programs.

Guide to Federal Benefits

The Guide to Federal Benefits includes information about the five Federal Benefits Programs. The Guide explains the relationship among the Programs, provides guidance on making enrollment decisions and has instructions for employees during Open Season.


The Quick Guide provides answers to 37 common questions and enables you to see the similarities and differences of these programs.


See the regulations which govern the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program.


Legislation for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program.

Directory of Agency Headquarters Benefits Officers

A list of the headquarters level agency Benefits Officers.

Qualifying Life Events

The qualifying life events that permit enrollment and/or changes to current enrollment for the FEDVIP are different than the QLEs for other benefits programs.

BENEFEDS/Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions

Read frequently asked questions and answers about BENEFEDS and how to enroll in FEDVIP.

Explore and Learn More About FEDVIP Before Enrolling 

Explore and learn more about FEDVIP before deciding to enroll.

FedFlex Plan Document

The official plan document that governs pre-tax programs sponsored by OPM, including flexible spending accounts (FSAFEDS), health benefits premium conversion (FEHB), and dental and vision insurance (FEDVIP).

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